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North Korean threat tops Trump agenda in UN visit

by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/18/17, 11:32 am

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in New York City on Monday to begin four days of United Nations meetings amid increased North Korean provocations. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley joined Trump for his first round of meetings to discuss reforms to the 193-member international organization. The president has been a longtime critic of the UN, claiming it spends too much money. Trump will discuss reforms with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is considering multiple organizational changes.

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UN: 60 percent of Rohingya refugees are children

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/15/17, 11:28 am

The United Nations children’s agency on Friday said an estimated 240,000 children have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine state in Burma, also known as Myanmar, in the last few weeks. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado said children make up about 60 percent of all Rohingya Muslim refugees. About 1,100 of the children are not accompanied by an adult, Mercado said at a briefing in Geneva. “As everybody here is going to tell you, the needs are seemingly endless and the suffering is deepening,” she said. The renewed conflict that began Aug.

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New sanctions target North Korean oil, gas, textiles

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/12/17, 11:10 am

The UN Security Council approved new sanctions against North Korea on Monday in response to its Sept. 3 nuclear test. The United States proposed a complete ban on oil imports, but the sanctions merely cap them at 4 million barrels, the same level they have been at for the past 12 months. The sanctions also ban imports of natural gas liquids and condensates and prohibit textile exports from North Korea.

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